"An impressive compendium of varying, but related methods of understanding the war through historical archaeology. Readers willing to expend some effort will come away with a better understanding of the Civil War. " - Civil War Book Review
--Civil War Book Review

"Articles about civil and military conflicts on most continents are published in newspapers daily . . . The book vividly links current events and our own nation's history that many of us take for granted." "Regardless of their interest in the Civil War or military history . . . Every archeologist deserves to have this volume on their bookshelf." - Dr. Andrea Lee Novick, Office of State Archaeology, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

"A powerful collection of 18 original and insightful essays that illustrate that the archeology of the Civil War is not just about finding bullets and buttons; it is about real people." ; "A must read for students of the Civil War." ; "Many of these essays succeed in presenting a unique understanding of the role of the common individual during this crucial time in American History. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in African-American studies, agricultural history, and domestic life in the 19th century."
--CRM Journal

"Insightful data and commentary concerning tactics and conduct of battle, home front and military life." "Good reading and informative." "It showcases the type of work being done particularly on National Park Service Land."
--The Civil War Courier

"A very well illustrated--especially with maps and photographs of recovered artifacts--well written, and thought provoking gem. It should make professional and avocational historians take note that archaeology has much to offer to the interpretation of history."
--AASHL--History News

"Detailed enough for a specialist to appreciate, yet will not overwhelm the interested generalist with technical minutiae. Highly recommended.
--Civil War Books and Authors

"An important and timely introduction to an aspect of historical archaeology that has been under-reported in the professional literature.
--Society for Archaeological Sciences Newsletter